If you look carefully at this picture, you can see three different species of plants in this photo. One of them is the orchid that I showed previously, another is a similar species of orchid, and the one featured today is a Scilla violacea (aka Ledebouria socialis), or perhaps more commonly as the Silver Squill, which sounds a bit like a comic book character.
I have to admit that I did not know what this plant was before today, and had to do a google image search for “common monocot houseplant with spotted leaves”. This was all very fortunate of me because it allowed me to chance upon this handsome fella’s blog, StupidGardenPlants, which you should check out for all the cool plants and commentary!
So, what can I tell you about this plant? Not terribly much unfortunately. Based on the floral parts in multiples of 3 (6 tepals, 6 stamens), we can say that the plant is a monocot. The flowers are tiny, and smaller than the nail of my pink finger. They grow one long, tall flowering stalks and are arranged in a raceme inflorescences (Side note: a raceme occurs when flowers grow on a flower stalk and each flower has a little stalk/pedicel that separates it from the flowering stalk). Even though the flowers are small, they flower over a long period of time with the lowest flowers on the stalk opening first.
The leaves, which I should go and take a picture of, form a swollen, purple bulb around the stem and are quite attractive. Apparently all parts of this plant are poisonous (at least to cats), so don’t eat it.
I wish I had more to say about this beautiful plant, but I don’t really know anything else. Feel free to contribute your own knowledge!